Nagios Core history.cgi Multiple Parameter Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 63563


The remote web server hosts an application affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote web server hosts a version of Nagios Core that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending a specially crafted request using the 'host_name' or 'svc_description' parameter to 'history.cgi', a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or trigger a denial of service condition.


Upgrade to Nagios Core 3.4.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63563

File Name: nagios_core_344.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 1/16/2013

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nagios:nagios

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/9/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (Nagios3 history.cgi Host Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6096

BID: 56879